MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,504 this week

20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  24 December 1932 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,553 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 14 critic

Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Director:

Writers:

(book) (as Warden Lewis E. Lawes) , (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 395 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 Apr 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 20,000 Years in Sing Sing.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Star (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming
Ex-Lady (1933)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

Director: Harry Horner
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Taylor Holmes
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison, plots to become his second wife. Caroline's friend, novelist Julian, has long loved... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis
Honolulu (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Movie star Brooks Mason wants a vacation from his over zealous fans. He hires Hawaiian plantation-owner George Smith, a look-alike, to change places with him for a few weeks.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Rory Calhoun
Invitation (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Arthur Byron ...
...
Warren Hymer ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but is sentenced to the electric chair. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

TOUGHEST HELL-HOLE IN THE WORLD! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Cagney was originally set for the male lead but was engaged in a contract dispute with Warner Brothers at the time. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Connors: [brashly about prison] I'll kick my way outta that dump with moccasins on.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Castle on the Hudson (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit of Independence
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played during the baseball and marching montage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smart and Stylish, especially for 1932!
15 September 2002 | by (Malibu, California) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies from the early era of sound. Both Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis display the wonderful talents that made them legends. In a time when most films were simplistic and performances still laced with pantomime, this movie truly stands out. The script is clever and engaging and director Michael Curtiz displays his vision and prowess in creating one of the first great crime films.


14 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unrealisticly understanding guards dzman49
Discuss 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page